Dynamic insertion and updating of hypertext links for internet servers

CAFC
  • US 6,092,074 A
  • Filed: 02/10/1998
  • Issued: 07/18/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer system for providing hypertext links for a plurality of character strings including a first character string, said computer system comprising:

  • an annotation database associated with a primary computer which comprises a plurality of linkable character strings;

    a destination database associated with said primary computer which comprises a plurality of destination addresses;

    determining means associated with said primary computer for determining a matching linkable character string for said first character string, if present, in said annotation database;

    wherein said matching linkable character string is associated with at least one of said destination addresseswherein said annotation database further comprises a plurality of class codes which are associated with said plurality of linkable character strings;

    the matching linkable character string has a plurality of class codes associated therewith;

    said destination database comprises a plurality of destination addresses corresponding to said plurality of class codes of the matching linkable character string;

    querying means associated with said primary computer which queries said destination database to obtain the plurality of destination addresses corresponding to the associated plurality of class codes; and

    means associated with said primary computer for providing a plurality of anchor codes which relate said matching linkable character string to said corresponding plurality of destination addresses to provide a corresponding plurality of hypertext links for said first character string.

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